Date Published: 1852
Binding: No binding
4-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches flat but was folded. Pass to the Royal Academy exhibition of 1852. "Please let Mr. Green have my pictures." Dated July 29, 1852. Signed N.J. Crowley
A 1/4 hole in centre not affecting any hand writing, otherwise in good condition.
Nicholas Joseph Crowley was an Irish born English painter. He was elected a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1838. In that year he came to London, and his works were constantly to be seen in the Royal Academy Exhibitions. The first picture which he exhibited in London, in 1835, was 'The Eventful Consultation,' and had been sent from Belfast, where he then resided. In 1837 Crowley went to London and resided there, except for occasional visits to Dublin, for the rest of his life. He was at first at 17 King William Street, Strand, but finally, after one or two changes, he settled at 13 Upper Fitzroy Street. He was highly esteemed as a portrait painter, and was especially clever in painting portrait groups. His died in 1857.